Thank you for your interest in Western Province Preparatory School. While our website cannot truly portray the quality of life and learning that one experiences as a WPPS Student, we hope that you will find the following information helpful when making an application for your son.

Finding the right school is essential. Spending time with the students, meeting the staff and visiting the classes are experiences that will help you make this important decision.

Please take a look at our school marketing video. Click on this link WPPS marketing video

We invite you to apply today and schedule a tour of the school to experience all that is unique about WPPS.

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More Important Information


Anglican Tradition  We are a Christian school in the Anglican tradition, teaching the Christian faith in an atmosphere of respect for others.

A Curriculum for Life  The school offers a holistic, broad-based education in a boys-only environment. We promote academic, cultural and sporting excellence relevant to our changing world, and ensure a balanced involvement in all three areas.Our staff implements the very best of new trends and practices in education. Our boys thrive in the small family atmosphere provided by the school, with a programme of comprehensive tuition and activities being offered.

Quality Staff  There is an excellent professional academic team and well-qualified support staff, who nurture the pupils and are specialised to cope with each developmental phase. The classes are kept small to increase individual attention. The entire staff works as an integrated team, and there is mutual respect for the contribution each member makes.

A Feeling of Community We are a small, family school and we pride ourselves on creating a secure environment where the boys are challenged to develop their unique gifts, and are valued for their contribution. We are committed to learning from success and failure.

Old Boys Our school’s values, ethos, traditions and facilities are intertwined with the cumulative influences and contributions made by the past parents, staff and pupils. We have a long and distinguished past on which to reflect, and doing so affords us the opportunity to celebrate our wealth of achievements. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our boys, both present and past.

2020 Grade 4 Scholarship

At Western Province Preparatory School (WPPS) we believe that there is no better tool than education to create opportunities for young boys to unlock their true potential. The WPPS Scholarship is an opportunity to help deserving Grade 4 boys to transform their lives through education so that they can transform the lives of others. We aim to award these scholarships to well-rounded boys coming from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not ordinarily be able to attend the school.

Click on here to download the  2020 Scholarship Application Form or you may collect one from our Admissions Office.

Please email completed applications to or hand deliver to our Admissions Office.

Closing Date: 19 July 2019 – Sponsorship applications closed for 2020

We have a number of Grades 6 and 7 places still available for 2019. Please contact us at if you would like to know more.

For more information on boarding at Barlow House, please go to our dedicated Boarding page.

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. We raise funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a card system that allows supporters to raise funds for their beneficiary (school or charity) every time they shop at our partner stores. Partners make a contribution, on behalf of the supporter/cardholder, towards the beneficiary they have selected.


The system allows cardholders to make a difference to a worthy cause without it costing them a cent! The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme raises more than R4 million per month for the schools, charities, animal welfare and environmental organisations it supports.

How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?

More than 700 000 South Africans carry MySchool cards.

Supporters apply for a free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and select up to 3 schools and/or charities as their beneficiary/ies.

When they purchase items from participating retailers they swipe the card with the purchase.

A percentage of their transaction is then allocated to their beneficiary.

The partner stores pay the contribution on behalf of the cardholder. All these transactions are recorded and a statement is sent to individual supporters on a monthly basis. The supporter card is not a credit or debit card but simply tracks transactions and funds raised.

Where can I swipe my MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card?

The success of the programme depends on the number of times you swipe your card. Supporters can use their cards at a range of national, regional and local retail partners on the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet system. Some of the national partners include

Woolworths, Engen Quickshops, Engen Foodstops, Waltons,, Toys R Us, Reggie’s, Power24 pre-paid electricity, MySchool Travel Altech Netstar and many more.

To apply for your free card, please complete this online form .

The school shop is located on the Bishops College campus behind Founders House. It stocks all uniforms and school sports wear for WPPS.

Mondays to Thursdays: 07:30 to 16:30
Fridays: 07:30 to 16:00
Saturdays: 08:00 to 12:00

021 689 5708

The second hand shop is located on the Newlands Road campus and has an excellent selection of second hand school uniforms, sports gear, bags and essentials.

Fridays: 13:00 to 14:00

Suzanne Dingley
083 457 5304